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Dec
2014

It’s a crisis that goes by many different names…pervasive hunger…food access…food deprivation…and food poverty. Maybe the best way to describe it, however, is food insecurity.
Food insecurity is a term defined by the United States Department of Agriculture that indicates that the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food, is limited or uncertain for a household. The USDA also reports on “very low food security,” which occurs when one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because …

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Sep
2014

Junior League members traveled to the Music City, Nashville, for the 2014 AJLI Fall Leadership Conference on September 11-13, 2014. The following is their POV of the conference as told on social media.

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Nov
2014

#GivingTuesday, the international day of giving, takes place this year on December 2nd.
In the three years since it began, the #GivingTuesday movement has generated a lot of insight on what works and what doesn’t. And it has spawned many templates to help you create attention-grabbing images and copy for use on your website, in your newsletter and on social media. The best part is that most of the great #GivingTuesday advice and resources available are FREE!
Wading through all of these tools, however, can be time-consuming and intimidating. But you’re in …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …